February, 2014 Page 3

OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Gateway Children’s Services:  Ascension is working weekly with the Gateway children on building life skills, which includes the children preparing dinner once a month after the Wednesday Evening service.  There is always an on-going need of the following items for the Gateway Teens: socks, undershirts (large and extra large), twin sheets, towels, pencils, drawing pads, journals. PG-13 movies, games, puzzles, puzzle books, soap, shampoo, lotion, and hair elastics.

M&M Food Pantry: They always need food, donations, and substitute workers. They especially need baby food, canned fruit, dried beans, Spaghetti O’s, tuna fish, and tuna helper dinners and powdered milk.  Please continue to bring your offerings for the plate and our basket.

Other: The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients in our community to and from their treatment appointments. Or you can become a volunteer with St. Claire Hospice. See Sally Purvis.


HIGH CHAIR NEEDED
With the growth of young children in our parish, we are asking for someone to donate a high chair for our parish hall. If you have a used one or you are willing to purchase one, please let Cindy+ know.

SUPER BOWL PARTY AT THE GROFF’S HOUSE
Once again, Brian and Laura Groff are hosting a Super Bowl Party at their house on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. BYOB. Their address is 306 Jonathan Court, Mt. Sterling and their phone number is 432-0558. If you plan on placing some small wagers on the game, have some dollar bills on hand.

MAJOR FEASTS FOR FEBRUARY
THE PRESENTATION (2 February) This is the fortieth day after the Nativity. On this day, we celebrate Mary and Joseph's presentation of the infant Jesus to God in the Temple, as required by Jewish law. When Mary placed Jesus into the arms of Simeon, he prayed the Nunc Dimittis, aka the Canticle of Simeon, which prophesied the redemption of the world by Jesus. Anna praised God and told how Jesus would save His people.

ST. MATTHIAS (24 February) After Pentecost, St. Matthias was chosen to fill Judas' place as the twelfth apostle. Not much is known about his life and death. According to the ancient historian, Nicephorus, St. Matthias carried the light to Cholchis in the Republic of Georgia, where he was martyred.

ANNIVERSARIES

BIRTHDAYS
 2 Richard Amburgy
9 Brenda Skidmore
12 Greg Camp    
12 John Peck        
13 John Allison  
15 Terri Pulley            
16 Judy Bramblet
16 Jackson Caudill
16 Rebecca Morton Razor    
17 Becky Razor    
20 Jim Johnson
20 Margaret Malone                         
25 Bryce Smallwood                                               
28 W. David Malone     
               
DEATHS

14 Marcella Chiles        
15 Judy Miller        
27 Oldham Green

ASCENSION HOSPITALITY CALENDAR

Here are the coffee hour hosts for February:        
2/2 Lora and Brian Groff 859-432-0018 or 903-851-6221              
2/9 Jansje Huyck 497-9973                
2/16 Beverly and Joe King 498-2783            
2/23 Terry Murphy and Brad Carrington 498-5821    

Here are the coffee hour hosts for March:

3/2 Marge Neff 498-2548
3/9 John and Shannon Peck 498-6544
3/16 Norm and Justin Peck 497-9317
3/23 Becky Priest 498-3254
3/30 Sally Purvis 498-1614 or 585-7815


Contact information for Cindy+:
Church office-859-498-3730;
cell phone-931-636-8866;
home phone-598-498-9398
Please leave a message if you can't reach her at the time you call.

If you know you will not be available to serve at the altar, let Pat Farnell know the month before so she won't schedule you.  If anyone would like to add announcements to the newsletter, let her know or e-mail her at plfarnell@hotmail.com.  Please put "newsletter" in the subject line so she opens it.